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Michael Montesano to represent New York’s 15th Assembly District

Assemb. Michael Montesano, Republican candidate for New York's

Assemb. Michael Montesano, Republican candidate for New York's 15th Assembly District. Photo Credit: James Escher

Republican Michael Montesano, seeking his fourth term in Albany, says he is focused on fighting to fund more services for disabled children and adults, as well as senior citizens.

He supported pension forfeiture for convicted officials, and says he will continue to fight to strengthen those penalties. And Montesano, 62, of Glen Head, wants to see term limits instituted in his chamber for leadership positions, as they are in the Senate.

Glen Head Democrat Dean Hart, a retired optometrist and businessman, says he would donate his salary to charity and says the first priorities must be dealing with the corruption in Albany and lowering taxes, but he has no particular solutions to these thorny issues. Hart, 58, says that because he is not a politician, he would bring a different perspective to Albany, but it’s not clear exactly what that would be.

Newsday endorses Montesano.

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